Thu, 10 Feb

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ZERO

Creating a Community-led Climate Hub

Join speakers from Surrey's existing climate hubs and the Surrey Climate Commission to discuss how to create community-led climate hubs

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Creating a Community-led Climate Hub

Time & Location

10 Feb, 19:00 – 21:00

ZERO, 14 Friary St, Guildford GU1 4EH, UK

About the Event

HYBRID EVENT: In person at ZERO & livestreamed

Zero Carbon Guildford and The Surrey Climate Commission invite you to a discussion on collaborative climate action across our communities in Surrey and beyond. We'll be chatting about how we created climate hubs in Surrey, as well as what councils can do to support community-led climate action.

With the climate crisis escalating, it is essential that communities begin working together to plan for a changing planet. This involves collaboration within communities, between residents, schools, business, councils, churches, universities, as well as collaboration between independent local communities, offering support, guidance, and learning from each other's successes and mistakes.

ZERO is an example of this work becoming a reality - a climate education and engagement hub created by the Guildford community, as the focal point for beginning collaborative efforts to build a community-led climate action plan which helps the borough achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

This event will highlight the need for collaboration between existing and emerging organisations, and will provide practical support and guidance for communities looking to organise a strategy to cope with warming temperatures, food insecurity, rising energy prices, and the impending mental health crisis which will accompany escalating climate change.

Speakers will include Surrey Climate Commission and groups from across Surrey who are already pioneering community-led spaces focused on the climate emergency, including ZERO Guildford, Talking Tree in Staines, What Next Godalming, and Dorking Climate Emergency.

NOTE: A streaming link will be sent to those not attending in person in a follow up email. Join us from anywhere in the UK and become a community who can share the successes and failures of community-led climate action so that we can learn from each others' successes and failures to achieve our goals faster.

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